Chapter 4: Introducing Emacs

A chapter in the Linux Programming Bible; see the Table of Contents for more.


In order to be productive, every programmer needs to have a good editor and a good environment in which to use. In Linux, the Emacs tools (GNU Emacs and XEmacs) are the most popular development environments. In this chapter, you will learn why the Emacs programs are so important and how to use them to edit text, compile programs, debug code, and even read mail or browse web pages.

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